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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Fear Makes the World Go ’Round (continued) – 27 February 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Have you noticed how the behavior of bullies is predictable? Manipulation by fear is a tactic that has been used by bullies all through history. Genghis Khan (aka Chinggis Khan), Stalin, Hitler, and many other dictators in every part of the globe, to this day, use the same “tried and true” methods to gain and retain power.

They surround themselves with lackeys who do their bidding and are rewarded well, while ostracizing scapegoats who are used to conveniently deflect any negative energy of the masses and to serve as an example of what can be expected by those who dare to disagree.

Of course there are always the military parades – military support is essential to dictators – and the cheering crowds of supporters, much of which is orchestrated. Some things never seem to change!

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